Lisa Worf

Assistant News Director

Lisa Worf traded the Midwest for Charlotte in 2006 to take a job at WFAE. She worked with public TV in Detroit and taught English in Austria before making her way to radio. Lisa graduated from University of Chicago with a bachelor’s degree in English. She covers several different areas with a focus on education. 

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Houses of worship are known as welcoming places, but the recent mass shooting at a Sutherland Springs, Texas, church is a reminder to many that they also need to protect themselves.

U.S. Army

A military judge is deciding how severe a sentence to give U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl. Bergdahl pleaded guilty last week to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. 

A former fire investigator who brought a retaliation lawsuit against the City of Charlotte will receive $1.1 million as part of a settlement. In May, a jury found the city retaliated against Crystal Eschert for raising safety concerns. City officials said Eschert was fired over a Facebook post they found offensive and inflammatory. She was awarded $1.5 million. The city appealed and Eschert pushed to triple the damages. City Attorney Bob Hagemann says the city council decided it was, "best to end the dispute and move on." 

Higher Education Works Foundation

How to make higher education more accessible and affordable makes for some heated debate. UNC President Margaret Spellings and her counterpart in the community college system joined the House Speaker in Charlotte last week to discuss that. There was a lot of agreement on stage, but among North Carolina policy makers the topic has come with some tension. 

Higher Education Works Foundaiton

UNC System President Margaret Spellings and her community college counterpart shared a stage in Charlotte last night with House Speaker Tim Moore. They fielded questions about how to make higher education more affordable and accessible. 

Lisa Worf / WFAE

CMS will soon receive its first private donation to fund the district’s cultural proficiency initiative. CMS started the program last summer and so far most of the district’s principals and a quarter of teachers have enrolled. 

Davie Hinshaw / Charlotte Observer

Charlotte School of Law and its parent company Infilaw are the subjects of many recent lawsuits filed by former students. But now there's one filed by a professor in June of 2016. It had been under seal for more than a year because the federal government was investigating her allegations. The lawsuit says the now-closed school defrauded taxpayers out of $285 million by accepting unqualified students, manipulating grades and pursuing other methods to keep failing students enrolled – all in an effort to continue to collect tuition paid through federal loans.

Charlotte School of Law entrance
Gwendolyn Glenn / WFAE

Charlotte School of Law has closed, but it appears eight students will still graduate this month. That has the blessing of its state licensor, the UNC Board of Governors. 

Charlotte School of Law entrance
Gwendolyn Glenn / WFAE

Charlotte School of Law is closed after eight months of fighting to stay open.  The North Carolina Attorney General's Office said Tuesday the for-profit school can no longer operate and, if it tries to, the department will force it to shut down. That's because the school's license has expired. 

Charlotte School of Law entrance
Gwendolyn Glenn / WFAE

Charlotte School of Law is closing. That's after its license expired last week and the American Bar Association denied the school's plan to move forward. The North Carolina Attorney General's Office said today the school can't operate and, if it does, it will force it to close.